Business Intelligence Manager & Data Steward, Corporate Vice President


Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.


Position Summary

  • Underwriting is rapidly evolving to reflect improvements in data availability, technology and the integration of predictive modeling techniques.  We are undertaking several strategic initiatives to improve purchase experience, efficiency, and mortality.
  • The Corporate Vice President (CVP) is a member of the Risk Insights team within the Underwriting Department of Strategic Capabilities.  The individual will be a leader in the team’s effort to support Underwriting’s information needs, including operational data.  She/he will be relied upon to analyze and develop relevant metrics in order to provide recommendations and to drive successful outcomes.  She/he will also serve as the Data Steward for Underwriting to ensure data quality and report fidelity.  The CVP will work collaboratively with business and technology partners to develop and maintain consistency in terms, metrics and data sourcing.  As Underwriting transitions to a new platform in 2022 and continues to pursue new capabilities, she/he will be expected to help ensure the organization is on track to meet its objectives. 
  • This individual will work extensively with other members of the Risk Insights team and Underwriting at large. She/he will also work with adjacent teams in Strategic Capabilities (e.g., Data Strategy, Governance & Enablement, Strategic Solutions, Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence) and functions (e.g., Technology, Finance) as needed.  There will be opportunities to collaborate and partner with varying levels of management, including attendance at business forums.



  • Duties and responsibilities
    • Responsible for operational reporting development and distribution for Underwriting organization (line underwriting, Medical Directors, Quality Control, etc.)
    • Guide the assessment of business requirements for analytics and reporting and determine the best sources and types of data to fulfill requirements
    • Assess the impact of new platform, automated processes and other innovation on Underwriting staffing demand
    • Lead the creation and utilization of analytical tools (e.g., dashboards) that transform data into actionable insight
    • Collaborate with data stewards in other areas to coordinate data sourcing and valid usages
    • Manage associate to catalog and categorize data, develop taxonomy, maintain related business glossary entries, and develop metadata standards
    • Clearly and concisely articulate in written and verbal communication to ensure that developed reports align with consumer goals
  • Technical experience
    • Experience with data engineering and writing, testing and enhancing queries
    • Has a familiarity with data analytical tools and the creation of presentation material
  • Business knowledge
    • Understand key business drivers of new business for life insurance. 
    • Develop an understanding of underwriting business processes and applications.
  • Leadership skills
    • Manage assignments for direct reports and coach their development
    • Will work independently and as part of broader team.
    • Will provide insight into the key trends identified, individual policy or transaction review as necessary, and recommend opportunities for improvement and potential solutions.   
  • Decision making/nature of impact
    • Will be required to collaborate with Underwriting management and other teams to create and implement action plans to strengthen reporting and monitoring capabilities. 
    • This role has a direct impact on the success of the business unit and the company by ensuring that management decisions are based on accurate and timely information.
  • Communication skills
    • It is critical to the success of this role to have strong communication skills to ensure that solutions align with requested assignments
    • Ability to "dig deeper" to ensure that requested information will illuminate the business problem and provide sufficient actionable information



  • Strong data analysis aptitude.
  • Ability to see the big picture and explain results.
  • Strong sense of ownership and ability to manage projects independently.
  • Experience and a strong background with PowerPoint and Excel required.
  • Prior experience querying databases and integrating with business intelligence/visualization tools (e.g., Tableau) required
  • Prior insurance experience (product, underwriting and/or service) preferred.



  • Bachelor Degree
  • 10+ years of experience required


Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 86941




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